In an obituary today in the NY Times describes the life of William H. Regnery II, “Buzzfeed called him ‘the most influential racist you’ve never heard of.’ ” It is interesting to me as I’m wondering of late who the people are who are bankrolling the alt-right, other than the Murdoch and Koch families. Here … [Read more…]
From the Washington Post – Feb. 26, 2021 Government agencies increasingly are accessing private information they are not authorized to compile on their own By Drew Harwell Feb. 26, 2021 at 1:55 p.m. PST U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have tapped a private database containing hundreds of millions of phone, water, electricity and other … [Read more…]
In the Columbia Journalism Review is an essay The bad news quietly buried during the pandemic by Zoë Beery: With the world’s attention glued to the coronavirus pandemic, news about anything else has been slipping farther and farther down the proverbial front page. But that doesn’t mean nothing’s been going on. Whether by design or … [Read more…]
An enlightening essay in the WAPO on what the immigration court system does, how it is administered, and contains some ideas on how to fix it: I’m an immigration judge. Here’s how we can fix our courts.
An interesting graphic from PEW RESEARCH published January 18, 2019 on Trump’s third year approval rating. What is interesting is seeing other Presidents ranked in time along with Trump. As is normal with Pew Research, the accompanying article has an excellent summary of their methods and interpretation of the results.
The history and basis for discrimination is highlighted in a Science News article about a new exhibit at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris.
ProPublica published a very insightful interview with Alan Bersin. He “served in several key posts in the Department of Homeland Security, including as acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the force of 58,000 employees that includes the U.S. Border Patrol as well as CBP officers guarding air, land and sea ports of entry. He … [Read more…]
San Bernardino Sun, 1 January 1947 Surprise Action Cuts Taxes, Ends Curb on Strikes WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (AP) – President Truman sprang a major New Year’s eve surprise today by yielding many of the government’s war powers – an action which means a $1,500,000,000 tax cut and scrapping of the biggest strike control weapon. The … [Read more…]
MACKENZIE COMES IN FOR SCORCHING Speakers Condemn Commissioners’ Report on Japanese Immigration Demand Is Made That All Orientals Be Excluded From California San Francisco Call – July 6, 1910 Edited by O. M. BOYLE The meeting last night in the Auditorium of the building trades council to protest against the alleged laxity of immigration Commissioner … [Read more…]